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Visiting Edinburgh

The cuisine may not be spectacular in Edinburgh—unless you’re a fan of haggis (a frightening mixture of sheep parts)—and the weather is perpetually damp. But Edinburgh’s dramatic castle, large green spaces, warm locals, and cosmopolitan sensibility rightly inspire UK travelers to look beyond London. The cuisine may not be spectacular in Edinburgh—unless you’re a fan of haggis (a frightening mixture of sheep parts)—and the weather is perpetually damp. But Edinburgh’s dramatic castle, large green spaces, warm locals, and cosmopolitan sensibility rightly inspire UK travelers to look beyond London.    Close

Stories and Tips Edinburgh

Train to Edinburgh

Written by tcguide on 20 Jun, 2000

We are taking a nice fast train to Edinburgh from London, and at night the countryside is so dark is seems like we are riding through a tunnel. I think the train travels along the cliffs of the ocean, but it's hard to tell. I…Read More


Stirling Castle at Easter

Written by Andria808 on 01 Dec, 2005

We stumbled into Stirling Castle very early Easter Sunday and immediately went to the Costa Coffee shop situated the lower level. That's right, in the middle of an imposing, and breathtaking castle there is a chain coffee shop. Regardless, I was grateful for the coffee.…Read More


Magical Edinburgh

Written by dolmio on 18 Apr, 2003

Without doubt the highlight of the trip was the Bloody Mackenzie ghost tour. This tour has been running since 1999 at the graveyard of the aforementioned mad man. It is now the most documented area of poltergeist activity in the world, and there have been…Read More


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The City of Edinburgh

Written by smacdoug on 02 Sep, 2003

What a great city! Being from Canada, we were amazed at the history that exists here and throughout Scotland. This was our first trip to anywhere in Europe. We were amazed at the architecture, both its design and by how such amazing structures could have…Read More


Scotland's Castle Trail

Written by Jehcekah on 09 Apr, 2004

Scotland's castle trail is a chance to travel around the Aberdeenshire and Grampian area's castles and ruins. We didn't have enough time to see all 11 castles on the trail, so we only hit some of the highlights. A map and information on each of…Read More


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The Isle of Skye

Written by anglophile216 on 14 Jul, 2001

The Isle of Skye is located off the northwest coast, and, until recent years, was accessible only by ferry from Kyle of Lochalsh or Ardmadale at the southern end. In 1995, the Skye Bridge was opened, making it a quick trip across but changing the…Read More


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Festival walkabout ( in a slide show format)

Written by dawn on 29 Oct, 2001

When I think of Edinburgh during the festival, I see images like a slide show that rotate through my mind. CLICK-CLICK I loved walking the charming streets of Grassmarket with all the sidewalk pubs filled with people enjoying the day while I shopped the antique flea market…Read More


Picked Up by 12 50-year-old Women

Written by Em2go on 09 Apr, 2006

On my first night in Edinburgh, I had nothing to do. Everything near Edinburgh First closed at 5pm (summer break), and I didn't feel like walking back up. I decided to walk around and see if I couldn't find a bite to eat. The little…Read More


You will find everything here!

Written by Marcelina on 10 Nov, 2005

When I was a little girl, I had a dream about a city. There were wide streets, rows of old beautiful buildings, and a castle where the king and his court might have lived. There was a magic mountain with wild paths--I could climb up, look down,…Read More


Scotland

Written by HDP on 02 Apr, 2005

I had an amazing time in Edinburgh by myself. I took the Haunted Walking Tour that I met up with right near the train station off Princes Street one evening, and the walk really helped me get my bearings. The streets are really…Read More


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